About Zakariyya Mughal

Feb 6, 2015 • Zakariyya Mughal

Zakariyya Mughal is a Masters student in Computer Science at the University of Houston working at the Computational Biomedicine Lab where he researches in the area of biomedical image analysis of neurons.

He has a background in biomedical engineering and in the future, would like to transfer his interdisciplinary skills to a clinical setting. He is also occasionally a mentor for other students and enjoys teaching learners from age four and up.

What I found hardest about using Git the first time was…

The hardest part about learning git for the first time was trying to understand branching. I kept hearing that it was git’s killer-feature, but I had never figured out what I needed to use it for. Multiple timelines are challenging enough to keep track of in science-fiction!

Seeing the branches visually by using git log --graph or gitk made branching easier to understand.